He had fallen in love when he had first seen her, her dark black hair and green eyes had been what had attracted him.
Yes he knew the danger but he had smuggled her out, taken her to his home and he had not told a soul what he had done.
She was nineteen and he was fourtythree, he did not see the age difference and only saw her beauty, if anyone found out he was hiding her then he knew they would be both killed.
She had lived with him for eight days, in that time he had never tried to ****** her or make any advance towards her, he clothed her and provided food and any comfort that she required.
On the eigth night she came to his room, she was naked when she slipped into his bed and they made love all the way until the dawn, it would be their last night together.
They came the next morning, he knew he had to shoot her, the Luger given to him by his father two years ago was the weapon he had to use.
She wept silent tears for she knew what must be done, he put the gun to her head and pulled the trigger.
He put the gun to his own head as he heard them break down the door, he knew they would have both been punished to death and this was the only way.
They were too late to stop him and he pulled the trigger with the gun at his head and his body fell to lay with the dead body of the woman he had loved.
It was not supposed to had happened, a German guard falling in love with a Jewish girl condemned to have been gassed to death at the camp.
copyright Chris Smith 2009
Even in war there is forbidden love